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Old 02-18-2007, 06:20 AM   #1
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Visual Circuit Simulator For Linux


Hello,

Got a question does a visual circuit simulator for linux exist? Something like www.tina.com. Not Geda, a real visual circuit simulator. Where what you plot happens to the circuit. Thank you very much a bit grumpy been searching the web all night long.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 06:45 AM   #2
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Oh yeah... I was searching for months for such a simple and easy to use stuff like Electronics Workbench for windows and found nothing.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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Oh yeah... I was searching for months for such a simple and easy to use stuff like Electronics Workbench for windows and found nothing.
flame bate? or misunderstood that response then do apologize. Geda might be good for most things but the circuit simulation currently requires a phd in computer Science. Why must it be so complex? If the user is already designing complex aspects of their circuit. This complexity is really not needed if other programs can make this task easier. I personally do not have a software religion and been using linux for a great while. But my position sits on where certain applications for it work in such a way. Another instance is blender, users argue that the interface makes life easier. I think of this another way, it should allow me to design my model. Not require me to be studying the intricate (deep) workings of it. Another example is multi disk backup. Their are cool programs like ark, file-roller yet they can not do multi split! Instead one needs to use tar -with bunch of commands. Rather start the task, finish it and spend my short life elsewhere. Some programs require the user to actually map out coordinates to draw things such as in graphviz.


Basically people reading this realize I am not Dissing linux. Just some of the mysterious ways the applications built for it work. The operating system itself is not that difficult, even gentoo.

At least Oregano is very nice, xcircuit has an "ok" interface bit more cryptic but ok. Ktechlab, is gone was a good visual simulator. Qucs does not have a visual circuit simulator (as far as know feel free to correct) tkgate is very cryptic.
P.S: Peazip, Kdar are getting better.

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Old 02-18-2007, 07:25 AM   #4
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For backups, consider using kdar. It will produce incremental backups and produce images of a certain size you can burn to CD or DVD.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:36 AM   #5
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For backups, consider using kdar. It will produce incremental backups and produce images of a certain size you can burn to CD or DVD.
Thank You for the reply, yup I am using kdar right now. Also for modeling my ideas in 3d (the idea of the program is to make any shape from the main geometric shapes) using wings3d. It is really a user in mind program. It currently though does not yet have animation support. To display the way the invention(s) work for example. For that though stopmotion can supplement. Although it is the slower way to work. Since one needs to make many frames with slight changes of the motion. Qcad, is a contender when it comes to designing but it is 2d. Which is nice for none dimensional things.

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #6
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Regarding electric circuit simulators:

I don't have any experience with these but there are two places that I always look for software. These are Internet sites that host open source projects. Each of them has a huge number of projects in every discipline imaginable.

sourceforge.net
freshmeat.net

I went to sourceforge.net and entered "electrical circuit simulator" in the search box on the home page. It found 893 hits. However I think that most of them just matched the word "simulator". It looks like there are 5 or 6 projects that might interest you. I didn't check freshmeat.net but I imagine that you might find about the same number of potentially useful projects there as well.
 
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Regarding electric circuit simulators:

I don't have any experience with these but there are two places that I always look for software. These are Internet sites that host open source projects. Each of them has a huge number of projects in every discipline imaginable.

sourceforge.net
freshmeat.net

I went to sourceforge.net and entered "electrical circuit simulator" in the search box on the home page. It found 893 hits. However I think that most of them just matched the word "simulator". It looks like there are 5 or 6 projects that might interest you. I didn't check freshmeat.net but I imagine that you might find about the same number of potentially useful projects there as well.
Thanks for the information sj i'll have a look right now. Maybe will find the thing looking for.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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Is KSimus what you are looking for? I don't know the extent of its features, but it's a graphical circuit simulator.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 12:44 AM   #9
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Is KSimus what you are looking for? I don't know the extent of its features, but it's a graphical circuit simulator.
hello

Thanks, going to download it seems it is possibly doing a type of simulation of what looking for. Not looking for a waveform simulation.

It is close, but certainly not ktechlab replacement maybe after a month ktechlab will come back online. Who knows.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTechlab

"KTechlab is a young open source electronic design automation software. It supports real-time electronics simulation and PIC microcontroller debugging."

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:46 AM   #10
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i had a electric cad app installed a while back, can't remember the name of it because i have just been using Qcad for some time now. I think the link where i found it was http://opensourcegis.org/ there are quite a few cad and gis apps with descriptions available. Again, the app i was using was elec specific and i did use it for circuit design, but i can't remember what it was called now. If i remember, i'll repost and if you find one, repost it here as well to help others.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:42 AM   #11
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I'm not sure what distro you are using, but you can still download Ktechlab from the Debian and Ubuntu repositories.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 03:28 PM   #12
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I'm not sure what distro you are using, but you can still download Ktechlab from the Debian and Ubuntu repositories.
Believe that Debian (and derivatives) might have a copy of the last version of ktechlab. Since it is under the general public license it can be forked. Maybe something happened to the young man that created it. Since he is from GB and age he might be in the Army. But not sure why the domain went down and one can speculate anything. If it goes back up I'll or someone else that might be here let others know.


It will take time for it "lifetime" is such a luxury :-P { (ktechlab) } to be coded more in spare time by volunteers. That is assumption the program gets picked up and not abandonment. It is very complex program since it needs to function like a real life problem would. Guess the coder needs to take into account for zillion variations. "If i do this then my expected outcome (consequences: good | bad | neutral) is/are this/these".


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